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 Week Ending 19th June 

The main event of the weekend was our very own Pudsey 10K. Fully sold out (for the first time I think), Months of work go on behind the scenes to organise this race, then on the day an army of marshalls and people helping out are required to make it all run smoothly. 2016 was another successful year. Strength and depth in the clubs' membership meant there was still opportunity for some Pacers to run the event; The Mens winning the team prize, Lynne Barrett and Kezzie Medford winning their categories. Well done to all running:
James Clark 00:38:31,Matt Livesey 00:39:08,Rich Allen 00:40:10,David Semmence 00:42:56,Mark Orbell 00:45:09,Sarah Hammond 00:49:28,Philip Lonsdale 00:49:29,David Hudson 00:51:15,Sally Corbin-smith 00:52:47,Brad Strutt 00:53:26,Richard Tasker 00:54:05,David Byrom 00:54:40,Ben Wood 00:54:52,Steven Esgate 00:56:54,Sara Demaine 00:57:47,Emma Robinson 00:59:19,Adrian Martin 01:00:18,Lynne Barrett 01:00:37,Ralph Mcdermott 01:00:43,Paul Mortimer 01:01:02,David  Harrison  01:01:27,Peter Binnie 01:02:59,Christine  Stead 01:06:03,Lucy Winder 01:06:52,Andy Hall 01:07:21,Clare  Greenwood 01:07:46,Victoria Benson 01:08:39,Kezzie Medford 01:09:31 and Lynne Oxley 01:16:10.
Winning Time 35:26 (Tesfaye Debele Leeds City Athletic Club)
22 Miles and 7500 feet of climbing is a massive race the Ennerdale Horseshoe, the longest of the lakeland classics. To give a flavour of the route the following peaks are visited (height, Meters, in brackets) Great Borne (616),  Starling Dodd(858),  Red Pike(755), High Stile(807), Haystacks(597), Brandreth(715), Green Gable(801), Kirk Fell(802), Pillar(892), Scoat Fell(841), Haycock(797), Caw Fell(525) and Crag Fell(525). There's a very good blog by an idle ac runner who Leigh ran with for much of this; the highlight as onlookers is their navigation error which added significant hours, miles and feet of unwanted climbing. Zagi finished in 5:50:04 and Leigh in 6:43:20. Unfortunately for Zagi, Leigh had the car key!
Winning Time 4:03:27 (Ben Abdelnoor Ambleside)



Week Ending 12 June


A decidedly quieter week for racing after the frenetic activity last week. However midweek still saw members taking part in a couple of races. First up was the Otley 10 on Wednesday 8 June, a hilly course saw James Clarke producing a CB (Course Best) and 15th place in a quality field in a time of  1:02:54, followed by Karen Pickles 1:11:30, Dave Burdon 1:13:01, Neil Wallace 1:15:14, Suzanne Sharman 1:15:25, Philip Lonsdale 1:22:00, Sue Ransome 1:25:00, Sarah Booth 1:25:10, Nic Anness 1:30:20, Andrew Smithurst 1:34:11. Phil Daggett 1:34:11, Judith Marshall 1:36:43 and Melissa Stead 1:44:26. Judith Marshall reports “Lovely evening for a run, I enjoyed the course except the 2 huge hills & the 1st being halfway at 5mile. Fast descent towards the 2nd water station somewhere after mile 6, then it was another climb to over 7miles, the last couple of miles were another descent towards the finish. Nice bottle of Saltaire Blonde too”.


On the same evening the first Urban Trail Runner of the Leeds Summer Series 2016 kicked off in style with over 6 tough miles of technical trails around the grounds of Temple Newsam House and followed a figure of eight past the iconic house and through the woods before an uphill finish. Ralph McDermott finished in 1:17:29 and Vicky Benson completed the race in 1:21:28.


Seemingly only one weekend race to report on! James Clark head to Goole and was rewarded for his efforts with a cash prize (“Not enough to retire on”) for his second place in the Goole Riverbank Challenge in a time of 52.35. It is an 8.7 mile race on a mainly grassy course along the banks for the River Ouse.





Week Ending 5th June

The days are getting longer and the races are coming thick and fast. I think this week gave an opportunity to race nearly every day. Ilkley Trail Monday, Kirkstall Vets Tuesday, Otley Chevin Wednesday, ABC Thursday, Wharfedale Sat followed by Pen-y-ghent (or Dudden Valley) and Whitby Vets Sun (I'm sure there were many more)

First one to report on is Ilkley Trail race on Bank Holiday Monday, a counter in the InHouse and with  a number of races over the weekend leaving most people already raced out Mark Smith (1:05:57) played a blinder with this one being the only Pacers and taking top points. 

Winning Time 38:44 (Tom Adams Ilkley Harriers)


Next up was the Kirkstall Vets Race. A local one for us it attracted plenty of Pacers who had ample support on the course. The strong showing moved the Pacers into 2nd place in both Mens and Womens Competitions. Well done all runners:

 James Clark 36:10, Rich Allen 37:13, Leigh Hinchliffe 37:34, Rob Dixon 40:11, Suzanne Sharman 42:37, Dave Burdon 42:39, Neil Wallace 42:47, Ben Mason 42:49, Graeme Tiffany 44:03, Philip Lonsdale 44:36, Chris Smith 44:40, Antony Mawson 45:04, William Overton 46:01, Stephen Pattison 46:11, Darryl Stead 46:16, Paul McHale 46:17, Lucy Armstrong 46:26, Lisa Heath 47:21, Susan Ransome 48:29, Mark Smith 49:26, Andy Brownell-Judd 49:57, Phill Daggett 49:58, Nick Greenwood 50:25, Nicky Anness 50:45, Lynne Barrett 52:15, Natalie Tordoff 53:01, Katy Ralph 53:09, Peter Binnie 54:19, Sarah Dutson 55:19, Judith Marshall 56:19, John Woodhead 57:38, Christine Stead 57:58, Carol Parkinson 58:29, Lucy Winder 58:44, Joy Good 01:02:59, Andy Hall 01:03:00


On Thursday the Apperley Bridge Canter took place, new route this year - No Canal? That can't be right. Just shy of 10K and taking in lots of tracks and trails around woodhouse grove school.

Leigh Hinchliffe 39:26,David Semmence 41:42,Arthur Creek 41:43,Mike Bradshaw 43:35,Anna Keys 45:57,Philip Lonsdale 47:3 ,Nicky Tschernitz 49:08,William overton 50:12,Brad Strutt 51:31,Andrew brownell-Judd 52:09,Lisa Heath 53:07,Claire Bray 53:10,Nicky Anness 53:25,Amy Smith 53:52,Ralph McDermott 55:15,Emma Robinson 55:53,Paul Mortimer 55:55,Claire Barker 58:22 andKaty Ralph 58:23

 Winning Time 34:27 (Phil Tedd, Thames hare and Hounds)

Saturday was a day for fell racing. The forecast was for an orange orb of warmth to appear in the sky, After a long winter and spring of no Sun this seemed like a false promise but it proved to be true. This made for some tough racing in the heat and humid conditions. Many Pacers headed for Wharfedale Half Marathon now in it's 14 year. Good racing all round with James and Darren chasing each other across the wharfedale skyline with James managing to edge out Darren by the time the finish line came. James taking 4th, Darren 5th and 1st Vet 50 and Michele Tenwick 3rd lady. The rest of us just happy to see the finish line and not have to run anymore.

James Clark 1:34:52,Darren Burnley 1:35:09,Adam Graves 1:46:28,Michelle Tenwick 1:54:15,Neil Wallace 1:58:41,Antony Mawson 2:05:34,Joy Warman 2:12:42,mark Pawson 2:13:07,Tim Barton 2:14:33,Darryl Stead 2:14:42,Chris Smith 2:18:36,Lisa Heath 2:27:34,Lisa Jamieson 2:43:55 and Katy Ralph 2:43:56

Winning Time 1:28:31 (Harry Coates Wallsend Harriers AC)

Further North on Saturday was the Duddon Valley Fell Race. an AL beast of a race and in that heat must have made for a tough one. Steve Boom, Sharon Hague and Caroline Clark running this one, results awaited.

 Onto Sunday and the 4th race in the Vets series all the way over on the east coast and Lythe. Results will be available in a couple of week after well deserved holidays.




Week Ending 29 May


The second race in the 2016 YVAA league took place on Tuesday 24 May at West Park. A bumper turnout from the club with over 40 making the short journey – Our leading woman  was Suzy Sharman 37:32, followed by Lucy Armstrong 41:19, Nicky Tschernitz 41:29, Lisa Heath 41:48, Sue Ransome 43:09 (2nd F55), Mandy Bannister 44:09, Nicky Anness 44:57, Lynne Barrett 44:57, Jenny Cooper 47:17, Sarah Dutson 48:21, Hilary Taylor 48:47, Lucy Winder 50:01, Linda Bullock 50:33, Deborah McDermott 50:47, Cathy Martin 51:38, Kezzie Medford 51:40, Richard Allen 31:56, Paul Gaile 32:53 (3rd M50), Leigh Hinchliffe 33:16, Rob Dixon 35:19, David Brooks 36:34, Neil Wallace 36:51, Dave Burdon 36:55, Mark Pawson 37:17, Philip Lonsdale 38:38, Dane Meech 39:03, Darryl Stead 39:26, Paul McHale 39:31, Chris Smith 39:35, Stephen Pattison 39:56, William Overton 40:17, David Cooper 41:06, Karl Collingwood 41:51, Martin Bullock 41:57, Mark Smith 43:06, Nick Greenwood 44:12, Adrian Martin 46:27, Peter Binnie 47:04, Phil Daggett 49:48 and Andy Hall 51:42.


This weekend saw the Pacers on an away trip up to Edinburgh to participate in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival of Running. There truly was a race for everyone as the merry band found out, starting on the Saturday morning with the 10k. Just one Pacer opted for this option, Carol Parkinson getting her race out of the way early on in the weekend. The race starts near Holyrood and climbs on the road around Arthurs Seat before a lovely downhill finish. Carol finished in 59:29.


The following day the first race to get off was the Half Marathon. An early 8am start (whilst the weather was still cool and the sun tucked away behind the clouds), saw John Marshall finish in 1:28:24, William Overton 1:40:08, John Woodhead 2:02:46, Ralph McDermott 2:09:36, Melissa Stead 2:11:49,and  Nicola Smith 2:33:03. Their race done and dusted the runners then took their positions to support the marathon runners, who started in the City Centre at 10am and passed the finish area 9 miles into their run (only another 17.2 miles to go!!). The support was very welcome at that point, the cloud had burned off, the sun was through and it was hot on the course! First pacer home was marathon veteran Dave Hudson in 3:41:13, followed by marathon first timer Colleen Carter 4:14:40 (PB), Sarah Turner 4:19:28 (PB) and first timers so all PB’s for Katie Jones 4:22:28, David Harrison 4:34:11, Andrew Allan 4:44:34, Michael Liversidge 4:44:50 and Mary Liversidge 5:11:28 (having assisted 2 damsels in distress out on the course!). Well done all!


Also out on the course we had our very own team of superheroes who finished the Hairy Haggis Relay in a time of 3:15:01, the super powers working to get them 16th out of 440 teams and first mixed team. The team were Batman (Matt Bould), Catwoman (Elaine Allan), Batwoman (Nicky Tschernitz) and the Joker (Darren Barham).  A great running away-weekend was had by all!


Rock and rolling further south at the Liverpool rock and roll marathon a further posse of pacers were bumping and grinding around the hot streets – rocking all the way to the finish was Andrew Hardaker in 3:46:33, Dveirel Kovalsky G 4:21:21 (PB) and Elaine Rushworth 5:58:24. In the Half Marathon Peter Enever 1:39:34 and Lisa Jamieson 1:53:34 (PB).









Week Ending 22nd May

Let’s start with a BIG race. Pete Enever did the Keswick Mountain Festival Salomon 50km Ultra this Sunday. Races from 5k to 50K on offer - Peter chose the big one. This ended up being 54km and near 2000 meters of climbing. Well done Peter finishing in 6:50:42

Not quite as long but long enough was the Hardmoors Osmotherly 26.2 trail Marathon. We know by now that Hardmoors means it will have ben a generous 26.2. Sarah Booth ran this one, finding herself in the top 5 it became a real race for position with Sarah finishing in 4th in 5:56.

Also in Hardmoors country Anna Keys did the 10K race. No results yet but Anna took second lady winning a silver plate. Any hallmark?

New member Karl Collingwood did the Harrogate sprint triathlon a couple of weeks ago. A last minute decision, transferring an entry from someone who could no longer do it. Karl finished in 1:37 doing the final 5K run in a strong pace of 24 minutes.

A sortie over the pennines for the mass participation Manchester 10K saw David Hudson finish in 45:08, Emily Gill in 50:55, Andrew Duffy in 57:52 and Ian Robinson in 60:16.

Winning Time 28:08 (Kenenisa Bekele)

Another marker in the calendar; the final John Carr race - it must be autumn now. Quite a few more turning up to do the last one. Top billing goes to the perennially injured Adam Graves who took the overall series win - 49:03 for 3 5K's with the fastest one in 16:18. Taking 3rd V60 overall was William Overton in 1:06. Then we have a few agonising 4th places; Michelle Tenwick 4th Lady in 59:17, Al Chapman 4th M35 in 54:24 (7 seconds off 3rd) and Matthew Bould 4th M40 in 57:31. Also completing all 3 were Melissa Stead 1:22, Debra Tomlinson 1:22 and Lia Da Faveri in 1:38.

Winning Time (Overall Adam Graves 49:03, fastest 5K Tom Adam 15:06)

One from last week, a Lakeland classic the Fairfield Horseshoe. 10 miles, near 300ft of climbing and a £10 to enter making it one of the most expensive fell races I know of - however a nice piece of slate a cup of tea and flapjack awaited finishers (at least those that were savvy enough to stick around). Steve Boom 1:58, Neil Wallace 2:08, Sharon Hague 2:12 and Caroline Clark 2:19.

Winning Time 1:19 (Carl Bell Keswick AC)



Week Ending 15th May 

A couple of mid week races to report on this week. The second race in the John Carr race series took place on Wednesday this week.First home in the top 6 was Adam Graves 16:21, followed by Matt Livesey 17:35. Al Chapman 18:18, Matt Bould 19:16, Michelle Tenwick 19:31, Martin Booth 21:33, Andy Norman 21:45, William Overton 22:14, Karen Radcliffe 22:43, Andrew Brownell-Judd 23:18, Sarah Booth 23:25, Melissa Stead 27:14, Debbie Tomlinson 27:45, and Lia De Faveri, in 32:21 (an improvement of nearly a minute on last week!).


Up on the moors a few members took part in the Jack Bloor fell race. Neil Wallace reports “A local race that has it all - the Jack Bloor route, over Ilkley Moor, comprises steep moorland climbs, flagstones, marker stones, technical descents, bog and heather over a 5.5mi/ 1200ft.  Heavy rain throughout the day prepared runners for a soft fall and many struggled just to complete the registration form on wet tables.  Four Pacers lined up under light drizzle and in various stages of fitness - two recovering from injury and two recovering from recent excursions.  Beyond the bottleneck only 50 metres from the start, Steve Boom was first to navigate round the 6 checkpoints in 54.00, then Neil Wallace in 56.18, Sharon Hague in 61.02 and Caroline Clarke in 62.47.”  

Winners: Jack Wood 39.26; Sarah Hodgson 49.37


On Saturday 14 May, 2 pacers headed “Over the Odda” and came back with some spoils. According to the website “A challenging course, this approximately 10km race is run mainly through woodland, along farm tracks and over fields. There are both steep climbs and descents within the race. You will be rewarded with stunning views!” Matt Livesey had a great race finishing in second place in 40:40 and winning 3 months free gym membership and Anna Keys completed the challenging course in 54:59.


The team event this weekend was the Calderdale Way Relay. Two teams of Pacers limbered up at the start of each of the 6 legs of the circular  route which totalled 52 miles. Two runners on each leg (each of between 5 and 10.5 miles) supporting each other around the mainly off road route. A number of injuries in the run up to the relay resulted in a number of last minute changes at short notice, including runners having to swap to different legs and all the reserves being called up. Well done to all for their patience and flexibility!  Pudsey Pacers A team completed in the route in 44th place in 7:55:57 ( Matt Livesey/James Clark, Robert Dixon/Michael Dixson, Michelle Tenwick/Darren Barham, Matt Bould/Mark Pawson, John Marshall/Suzie Sharman and Steve Pattinson/William Overton.   and B team in 72nd place in 9:02:10 (Anna Keys/Karen Pickles, Suzy Beck/Sarah Booth, Andy Norman/Dave Burdon, Dave Cooper/Tony Mawson, Lisa Jamieson/Lynn Arthurs, Jenny Cooper/Sue Ransome). Great running everyone!





Week Ending 8th May

The hottest day of the year met over 50 Pacers lining up at the start for this year's Leeds Half Marathon. For many this has been the end goal in a diligent training schedule and the first time the distance has been attempted. Massive congratulations to you all, bask in your achievement for a little while and then think of the next goal! Unfortunately I dont know everyone well enough to call out those first timers nor anyone who managed to PB but well done to all running:
James Clark 1:21:45, Al Chapman 1:23:55, David Semmence 1:33:12 (PB), Simon Platts 1:35:23, Simon Coughlan 1:37:42, James Pickles 1:39:15, Philip Lonsdale 1:40:37, David brooks 1:41:18 (PB), Stephen Pattison 1:51:16, Andy Brownell-Judd 1:55:29, Tim Barton 1:48:30, Anjuli Parmar 1:57:04, Brian Colling 1:57:11, Matthew Evans 1:57:14, Andrew Byrom 1:58:27, Lisa Jamieson 2:00:19, David Weed 2:02:27, David Magee 2:02:39, Martin Bullock 2:02:54, Dveirel Kovalsky 2:04:07, Nicky Anness 2:04:38, Joanne White 2:05:46, Judith Marshall 2:05:59, Andrew Allan 2:06:36, Nicola Cartwright 2:08:27, Andrew Smithurst 2:10:46, Caroline Parish 2:15:29, John Woodhead 2:21:04, Joanne Smith 2:22:06, Heyley Lancaster 2:21:21, Danielle Poutch 2:22:41, Lisa Wray 2:22:46, Samantha Stewart 2:23:09, Kezzie Medford 2:24:09, Debra Tomlinson 2:25:58, Anna Marie McCallion 2:29:22, Stephanie Jordan 2:26:47, Jackie Baldwin 2:30:14, Dawn Taylor 2:30:15, Linda Bullock 2:32:15, Gemma Benson 2:33:39, Andy Hall 2:33:39, Clare Greenwood 2:35:16, Ian Robinson 2:36:16, Alan Mahony 2:35:28, Ruth Duffy 2:36:25, Michelle Dare 2:38:05, Nicola SMith 2:46:01, Sharon Tracey 2:53:22, Rosie Fenwick 2:54:12, Linzi Poutch 2:57:43, Katherine Tordoff 3:02:11, Elaine Rushworth 3:02:53, 
Wining Time 1:07:12 (Mohamend Aburezeq)
Going East, Tony Mawson and Sue Ransome ran the Ravescar Half Marathon. This one takes in the rugged beauty of the coastline. The route looks a tough one, descending for the first 7 miles and then the best part of 1000ft of climbing in the last 5! Well done; Tony finishing in 1:58:14 and Sue in 2:00:10.
Winning Time 1:26:27 (Richard Pattinson)
Leigh Hinchlife continues his campaign in the English Fell Championships - Up the Nab this weekend, a short one at 4.5 miles but 1300ft of climbing and many of Fell Running's rock stars out to contest this one. Recovery from the peaks going well; Leigh finished in 43:13 taking 16th in his (very competitive) category. Better than 16th on your next one Leigh, we'll be watching - no pressure. 
Winning Time 34:04 (Simon Bailey)
Top Billing has to go to Gary Bailey for his win in the Kentmere 10K Trail Race, part of the Lakeland trail series. Gary fended off 433 competitors to take the win and also set a new course record. Karen took 2nd female (first in her cat) 58:03. A great day out in the lakes - hope the prizes were decent.
Winning Time 49:04 (Gary Bailey ! Pudsey Pacers)
A Wednesday in early May can only mean there is a John Carr race on. The first one of the series this week. Massive news this year with the change in course! a change which means the net descent has now gone and therefore the 'free' 10 or so seconds gone with it. The new course is an out and back which runs in the opposite direction of the old one. Reports are that this course is a hit though, that annoying uphill bump is done first which means the return leg is quicker than the out leg and makes for an easier feeling course to run hard on. Partial pat on the back (race 1 of 3 remember) to..
Adam Graves 16:26,Alistair Chapman 18:12, Matthew Bould 19:11, Michelle Tenwick 20:13, Suzy Sharman 20:33, Martin Booth 20:59, William Overton 21:35, Karen Ratcliffe 23:22, Sally Corbin-Smith 23:50, Debra Tomlinson 27:24, Melissa Stead 27:31, Victoria Dickenson 27:46, Lia De Faveri 33:24
Winning Time 15:04 (Tom Adams Ilkley Harriers)

Week Ending 2 May

This week it was mainly about the fells! Starting with cheeky mid week wildcard played by Darryl Stead and gatecrashed by Anna Keys the Dick Hudsons fell race took place on Thursday 29th April. Darryl completed the race in 63.49 and Anna in 66.47. Anna doing very well for someone who is not a fan of fell racing and is reported on social media commenting  I don't like fell races, especially when it's snowing and especially in Ilkley ( they don't have toilets in Ilkley ).. I'm too delicate and fragile for it.”

The big event of the weekend took place on Saturday 30 April, with the arduous Three Peaks Race, a 23 mile endurance challenge over the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, starting in Horton in Ribblesdale, heading up and down Penyghent, across and up Whernside before following the route up and over Ingleborough before the descent back to Horton. Four days of snow and ice preceded the start of the race, making this year’s event particularly challenging coupled with changeable weather on the day! However all the hard training paid off and the hardy Pacers, were led home by Leigh Hinchcliffe 3:57:49, first timer Paul Gaile 4:21:43, Neil Wallace 4:46:44, Darryl Stead 5.00.11, first timer  Ben Mason 5:08:57 and Dave Burdon 5:24:08.

Now how about combining a trail race with cake! Here’s novel idea the Saddleworth Cake Race took place on Saturday 30 April £5 entry or FREE if you take along a homebaked cake. Harriet Kirk was the sole pacer taking part (maybe more next year!) and completed the 10 mile trail race in 1:37:40.


image for cake race

 Embarking on a dirty double of fell races this week were dynamic duo Gary Bailey and Karen Pickles.

On Sunday 1 May they took part in Great Hameldon Hill fell race a 6 mile race with 1100’ climb. Karen reports “in horrendous wind & rain (would not believe it was the start of May) Gary finished 5th in 42:55 & I was 5th lady 49:40 taking the 1st V45 prize. A cracking little race.”

Clearly not put off by the previous days weather on Monday 2 May they headed to Coiners fell race, slightly longer at 7 miles but with the same amount of ascent Karen reports “Gary had a fabulous run to finish 3rd in 52:00 beating his time of 10 years ago!! I was 2nd lady 1:00 also taking the V45 prize. It was choccies & wine all round!” Well done both.

A well loved established race took place on Sunday 1 May over in Halifax, with infamous features such as Trooper Lane ( a real long troop up!) and the river crossing at the end, the 10 mile Bluebell Trail Race. 8 pacers made the trip over and first home in 8th place was James Clark 1:12:14, Matt Livesey 1:16:37, our first lady home Anna Keys 1:30:22, William Overton 1:37:34, Sarah Demaine 1:49:07, Katy Ralph 1:51:34, Lynn Arthurs 2:13:25 and Clare Greenwood 2:20:33.

 May day events this year included the East Leeds 10k, David Semmence clearly recovered from London Marathon and gave it a good blast, finishing dead on 42:00 mins.

The Coopers (Jenny and Dave) travelled further afield and had a second bash at Milton Keynes marathon. Well done both, keeping each other company over the last 10 miles and enjoying a united finish in 4 hours 16 minutes.



Week Ending 24th April

Unless you've been living in a bunker you'll know this weekend was the Virgin Money London Marathon - the Blue Ribbon mass participation event for the UK. Great weather for running meant a course record fell and a very near world record marathon time for the winner, Eluid Kipchoge in 2:03:04. For the Pacers we had some great performances; Lisa Heath in 3:51, David Semmence in 4:11, Clare Bray in 4:23 and Judith Marshall in 4:32. I hope you are all taking some well earned rest and ease yourself back into running without those long runs hanging over you. (Winning Time 2:03:04 Eliud Kipchoge)
You may have thought 40,000 running at London would have drained the gene pool of folk wanting to run marathons for the day but no. The Shakespeare Marathon also on this weekend attracting 700 runners! I used to live in the area and ran the Half a couple of times and the Marathon used to attract 200 tops - this running malarkey is booming. The course is two laps of the half, generally flat with mainly rural stretches. Andrew Brownell-Judd out for the Pacers and his second marathon in quick sucession ran this one in 4:18:05. (Winning Time 2:34:51 - Adam Holland)
Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix season kicked of this weekend with Honley. One of the more challenging races in the series but good to get an early score in from Richard Allen 43:08 Ben Mason 47:22, Mark Pawson 49:02,Dave Burdon 49:03,Neil Wallace 49:06,Chris Smith 52:22,Phil Lonsdale 52:45,William Overton 53:26,Mark Smith 61:52,Nic Aness 63:16,Carol Parkinson 68:13. (Winning Time 39:14 - Gavin Mullholland, Stainland)
Earlier in the Week, 3 Pacers made the trip to Haworth to run the Bunny Run Relay. This Marks the end of the Bunny Run series and is a lung busting leg of 1.5 miles traversing up and down the quarries carrying the baton; an egg (a real one). For the Pacers William Overton first off in 14:40 passing to Anna Keys in 13:33 and then Darryl Stead in 13:25 to bring the Pacers home in 66th. (Fastest Leg Time 8:47 - Tom Adams)
Parkrun tourism moved to Horton this month which also doubled up as the first InHouse parkrun counter. Horton is a lovely little park, there's a long draggy hill on each of the laps but those clever folk have designed the course such that you run up it 3 times but down it 4!  9 Pacers (plus my Son, just turned 12, who waited until the final downhill to sail past me and cruise in before me) ran on a lovely sunny day - Al Chapman took the win overall -check out the InHouse to see all results. 


Week Ending 17th April

Whilst many of our members were enjoying sprucing ourselves up and getting on our best clobber for the club's 25th Anniversary Celebrations at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Saturday, one of our members was already 10 hours into a gruelling tough endurance feet and certainly deserved a toast. Sharon Hague was undertaking The Fellsman  race, which is a high level traverse covering more than 60 miles over very hard rugged moorland. The event climbs over 11,000 feet in its path from Ingleton to Threshfield in the Yorkshire Dales.

The route does not follow well defined footpaths, so the entrants’ navigational skills with a map and compass are tested as well as their physical fitness. Thankfully Sharon's navigational skill served her well and she reached all the checkpoints and completed this arduous event in around 19 hours (provisional time).  Very well done Sharon, who can now proudly call herself a Fellsman!


The day after the night before dawned and after strutting their stuff (pre-race stretching) on the dance floor, 4 members rose early and made their way to Rufforth for the inaugural running of the Vale of York 10 mile race. Basking in his glory from winning the Most Improved male runner award, David Semmence was first home in 1:12:21, followed by William Overton 1:14:52 (PB), Paul Mortimer 1:39:16 and Ralph McDermott 1:39:25. A fuller report will appear in the monthly newsletter.
Another inaugural race, slightly closer to home, was the Temple Newsam Half Marathon, organised by It's Grim Up North. In a small field, Sue Ransome completed the 4 lap course in 1:53:28 and Andrew Byrom in 2:15:27.
Week Ending 10th April
Spring Marathon season is officially upon us with the Greater Manchester Marathon taking place this weekend. News reports state 15000 took to the streets of Manchester to run this event.  Sub 2:10 UK Marathon legend Ron Hill fired the starting gun to send runners on their way. The course snakes around Manchester taking in just 100m of elevation over the 26.2 miles. Running for the Pacers were Richard Godden 3:12, Nicky Tschernitz 3:43, David Semmence 3:56, Andrew Brownell-Judd 4:27,Nick Nic Anness 4:29 and Nick Greenwood 4:38. Great runs all, hope you're recovering well.
Winning TIme 2:22:35 (Steve Bayton)
On a day which started off with Snow, bright sunshine by the afternoon and clouded skies in the evening the 4 seasons 10K is a well named event - A certain Crowded House song now stuck in my head for the day. However this trail race runs 4 times per year, once per season - Showing a spring in their step (oh please!) Al Chapman ran to a second place finish in 45:19, Ann Keys first Lady in 52:18 and William Overton in 55:27 (No offical results but that time looks good for an age cat win to be part of the gang?)
Winning Time 39:44 (Rob James)
Sitting between 10K and Marathon the Yorkshire Half Marathon took place in Sheffield this weekend. Part of the Run For All race series so always well attended. Some cool ideas rolled out into this race with a timed hill section for a King of the Hill title and a timed 10K section for a sprint champion - long sprint! Fun ideas and would be good to see them do this at Leeds. 2 Pacers made the journey to South Yorkshire, the race starts and finishes in the centre but works  its way out and back towards the peak district for some fab views. Well done to Peter Enever 1:39:22 and David Hudson in 1:43:56.
Winning Time 1:10:24 (John Franklin, Serpentine RC)
On overseas duty last week Ralph McDermott ran the Berlin Half Marathon. Like the Marathon couse this is a flat one and attracts some talent; Richard Mengich winning in 59:58 this year - the mind boggles at that pace 4:34 per mile - that is a lap of the track in 68 seconds - not just one lap though 57 and three quarter consecutive laps. Next track session see how far you can run for at that pace! Ralph flying the flag brought the yellow vest home in 2:28.
More Marathon duty for Sarah and Andy this weekend at the Hardmoors 26.2 White Horse Trail Marathon. Another liberal use of the Marathon title with it being 28 miles. Running some familiar trails from even longer events in the area, Sarah and Andy cruised their way around enjoying the aid station treats and occasional musical marshall finishing in 6:44. This is the 122nd Marathon (or run of at least marathon distance) by Sarah - impressive!

Week Ending 3 April

This last week saw some midweek action, when two Pacer bunnies Anna Keys and Sara Demaine hopped over to Haworth for the first of the Bunny Runs. These are a series of 3 individual Category C fell races (4.8k 100m climb) held on 3 successive Tuesdays. According to the website these races are eggciting, bunnylicious, cracking and are only 3 miles long with the reward for everyone being a Cadbury's Creme Egg!”

 Anna was first home in 23:26, with Sara finishing in 28:02.

 A trio of Pacers headed to posh Cheshire this week to compete in the Wilmslow Half Marathon. The “fairly flat” course did not disappoint, James Clark was first home with a PB of 1:18:53, followed by Al Chapman (fresh from his appearance at the World Half Marathon Championships at Cardiff last week where a sub 1:20 eluded him) with a brand new shiny PB of 1:19:47 and Morven Wallace in 1:36:20.

 Closer to home the 22ndBaildon Boundary Way took place. As with last week’s Guiseley Gallop the route had to be adjusted to avoid damage caused by the floods over Christmas. A tough off road half marathon, with a lot of climb at the end, it was a good day out for the Pacers. The men took the Male team prize thanks to Nigel Armitage 1:34:27, Paul Gaile 1:36:28 and Zahir Bashir 1:43:36. Rob Samuels was 1st M55 in 1:44:56, followed by Neil Wallace 1:54:07 and Lisa Jamieson 3:11:24.


Wakefield 10k proved popular this weekend. An (almost) out and back course showed another improvement from David Semmence with a second sub 40 result at 10k distance, a further PB at 39:10. Others running were Suzy Sharman 42:06, Andy Green 46:36, Amy Smith 52:48 (PB), Peter Binnie 56:10, Andrew Brownell –Judd (assisting a friend to achieve sub 60 and succeeding) 58:09, Carol Parkinson 59:31, John Woodhead 62:28, Michelle Dare 62:32, Ian Robinson 64:01 and Paul Dewhirst 65:22.





A quiet week this week for racing with only the 2nd fixture of the West Yorkshire Winter League cross country, hosted by the club, to report. Taking in the delights of the muddy valley, including Tyersal Lane, Black Carr Woods, a couple of beck crossings and the slog back up Gibraltar road, 37 hardy pacers turned out for this home fixture. An equal number of pacers participated in marshalling and a number of other crucial roles to enable this well organised event to go ahead without incident, save for a few cuts and bruises (to be expected!).
The men's and women's teams finished in 2nd and 7th place on the day, with an  combined position of 3rd. After 2 fixtures the club lie in 3rd place. The next race takes place at Skipton on Sunday 18 December.
Counters for the men were first home for the club James Boxell, followed by James Clark, Paul Gaile, Nigel Armitage, Neil Armitage, Rogan Ashton and Rich Allen. The women were led home by Paula Bradshaw, followed by Caroline Clark, Sarah Norman and Dveirel Kovalsky Gonzalez.
Roll on the next race!

Week Ending 20th November

It was a grotty weekend for racing this week. Still no official results for the Tour of Pendle but we had a few Members racing in what must have been torrid conditions, James Clark in 3:15:06 (rebranding the event the Tour of Pointless), Ollie Roberts in 3:46:02 and Neil Wallace in 3:48:47. I think there may be a news report to follow on this to get some insight on what it is like to run.

The Clowne Half Marathon took place this weekend, a growing event by the looks of it and this year a Derbyshire County Championship race. Taking the trip over the border were David and Jenny Cooper in 2:00:08, Katie Jones 2:11:24, Cathy Martin 2:13:46 and Robert Graves 2:16:00.

Closer to home the Kirkstall Marathon Festival took place hosted by Grim Up North Running. An apt name given conditions on the day. We had Dveirel Kovalsky and Ralph Mcdermott running the half marathon in 2:02 and 2:20 respectively. Andy and Sarah Norman chalked up another Marathon each in 4:18 and 4:29.

Another Marathon to report on in more exotic climes. Andrew Hardaker ran the Valencia Marathon, bit of a language barrier on the entry form though as Andrew somehow managed to enter his wife rather than himself! So ran in a number with Liz in big letters on the front! Looks like the organisers were able to amend though as it is Andy in the results. Well done, looks like a beautiful race, not on top form on the day but a solid run in 4:09:59.

One to follow up on from James Clark who ran the Cheshire 10K in 34:42 - a 10K PB and the second time (according to power of 10) under 35 minutes for the distance – well done! The first time being at the same event the previous year in 34:52 - looks like a lot of work went in to get those 8 seconds. Power of 10 also shows you peaking in your VET35 years James - let’s see what else you can do.

...and finally (just like the news on telly). The Ilkley Santa Dash saw 133 Santa suit clad runners racing on the lower slopes of Ilkley moor around a 3K course with all money going towards a new athletics facility for kids in the area. Darryl Stead (your news reporter this week) did this one, a bit of fun but I saw my son dash off and decided to try to keep up. Not for the first time (and certainly not the last) I was left floundering in his wake but took solace in the mince pies at the end. 



Week Ending 6th November

We were Beaten into second place by St Theresas at the Leeds Abbey Dash. We had 69 running, St Therasas 77 - the most runners per club competition. However, what I can tell you is St Therasas' average finish time was 54 mins compared with the Pacers 53 mins! What does that prove?  You can always find a statistic to make you feel better. But whilst im on this thread I wondered what the fastest club was and I decided a min of 5 runners for a club to count in this one. Anyhow Swansea Harriers smashed it with an average finish time between their 6 runners of 31:37. You have to go all the way down to Leeds City to find the first Yorkshire club with their 11 runners averaging  39:58 - slackers.

Taking the honours for the pacers was Adam Graves in 34:56, James Clark second in 35:19 but I'm told this was just the entree for this weekends real attempt at the distance with Al taking third in 37:42. For the ladies, it looks like Sandra was first Pacer in 41:35, Beth second in 44:28 and Dveiral third in 45:56. Lots of Pacers running and too hard to give the deserved recognition to everyone. I will mention Don though, 78 years young, unlucky with various injuries recently  but back in the vest charging up and down Kirkstall Road - long may it last!

Another big race in the calendar is the Guy Fawkes 10, clashing with the Dash this year on account of the Dash being held earlier than previoulsy. An undulating 10 mile run in the Nidd Valley. A good number of Pacers going for this one. Well done to Paul Mortimer 1:32:41, Emma Robinson 1:32:41, Katy Ralph 1:33:03, David Owen 1:35:38, Mick Liversidge 1:37:38, Robert Greaves 1:42:36, Mary Liversidge 1:45:25, Ralph McDermott 1:47:12, Katie Jones 1:47:41, Cathy Martin 1:47:41, Lynne Oxley 2:00:34, Dilip Parmar 2:04:44.

Five Pacers completed the Shepherds Skyline, a Category BS fell rac in the Calder Valley.  Reports from Neil talk of Andrew Byrom's evolving course description; from "mostly runnable and views can be enjoyed" to "technical, testing and scary descents" quite a change in outlook. Well done all; Michelle Tenwick leading the pack home in 60:43, Neil Wallace drafting Michelle by the looks of it in 60:44, David Cooper in 61:35, Andrew Byrom in 77:46 and Jenny Cooper in 84:14,



Week Ending 23rd October

A Massive 340 runners turned up for the first fixture in the West Yorkshire Winter League at Dewsbury. 13 clubs now compete in this league and the Pacers fielded a respectable 30 runners. Reports suggest a really tough first course but it looks like we held our own amongst the field taking 3rd place overall on the day. The Men pulling the team up placing 1st in the men's competition. We need more ladies to join these races and some female supervets to help the team score. Next fixture is Pudsey - home run, time to stamp some authority on this competition people! turn up in force.

Runners and finish pos: Matt Livesey 4,Neil Armitage 7,James Clark 12,Paul Gaile 22,Nigel Armitage 24,Zagi Bashir 31,Ryan Noon 32,Rogan Ashton 34,Rob Samuels 48,Oliver Roberts 59,Mark Orbell 63,Arthur Creek 71,James Pickles 85,David Burdon 88,David Brooks 97,Neil Wallace 115,Stephen Pattison 131,Brad Strutt 145,Andrew Brownell Judd 178,William Overton 179,Lewis Moss 189,Andrew Byrom 214,David Byrom 217,Jon Pop 229,Sarah Norman 24,Dveirel Kovalsky 28,Emma Robinson 37,Amy Smith 38,Sarah Dutson 67,Clare Greenwood 98


For those that do not like getting dirty there were other options this weekend. The Bramley 10K road race being a very local one. It is great to see such a local race and see it get a good turnout. Representing the Pacers we had Peter Enever,42:32, Sara Demaine 52:37, Ralph McDermott 55:10, Carol Parkinson 57:08, Debbie McDermott 57:26 and John Woodhead in 1:01:10.


Al Chapman reports from Oldham Half Marathon - a wet and hilly one with over 1100 ft of ascending (I assume similar decent also). Al had a strong run finishing in 1:25:14 and taking 11th overall.


Nearly dipping under the radar for this weekend's races the Northumberland Castles Half Marathon played host to the Coopers racing exploits. The results show jenny Dragging Dave round in 1:56:39.




Week Ending 16 October 2016


A very wet murky start to Sunday was the setting for the penultimate race in the YVAA League, hosted by the club. Members turned out in force, both to run and to assist in various roles out on the course. Our runners to disappoint! In the men’s race the first four men over the line for the club finished in top 10 positions - .James Clark 37:06 ,(3rd and 1st M35), Nigel Armitage 38:32 (5th and 1st M40), Rich Allen 39:08 (3rd M35), and Paul Gaile 39:36 (3rd M50) They were followed by Leigh Hinchcliffe 39:51 (2nd M45), Rob Dixon 41:25 (3rd M40), Rob Samuels 41:37, John Marshall 43:10, Dave Burdon 44:13 (2nd M60), Graeme Tiffany 44:32, Neil Wallace 45:12, Garry Leedham 46:19, Darryl Stead 48:19, Sarah Norman 50:07, Andy Norman 50:30, William Overton 50:51, Diane Wood 51:16 (3rd F50), Dveirel Kovalsky G 51:33, Sue Ransome 52:00, Katy Ralph 55:30, David Owen 57:14, Hilary Taylor 57:30, Lynne Barrett 58:30 (2nd F60), Nick Greenwood 59:19, Mark Smith 59:32, Melissa Stead 63:36, Peter Binnie 65:46 and Kezzie Medford 70:22 (1st F70).




The final vets race of the season takes place at Spenborough on Sunday 13th November. Currently the men lie in 3rd place in the league and the women in 4th place (and 5th in the first 4 to count category). A number of members are looking good for category prizes. Rich Allen is currently 2nd overall in the entire league and 2nd in his age category, Rob Dixon and Neil Wallace are both in contention for a top 3 place in the M40 category and Dave Burdon is looking strong for a possible top 3 place in the M60 category, as are Sue Ransome, Lynne Barrett and Kezzie Medford in their respective categories.




On the east coast at the amidst wet conditions at the Bridlington Half Dave Cooper finished in 1:38:23,  Jenny Cooper 1:58:05, Carol Parkinson 2:05:40, John Woodhead 2:05:41.




Opting for a fast flat race, taking part in the inaugural Aldi Manchester Half were David Semmence 1:30:49, fast improving James Pickles 1:32:27 and Michelle Dare 2:27:35, also a PB!





Week Ending 9th October 2016

A cold start gave way to a bright Autumn day, perfect conditions for some perhaps little too hot for others.

The big race of the weekend was the Run for All Yorkshire Marathon, now in its 4th year and growing in poularity. The route takes runners from the University into York to pass York Minster and then north east out of your taking in Stamford Bridge. There are a couple of out and back sections along the way and these tend to be particularly well supported. Mark Orbell led the way for the Pacers with an impressive 3:16:55 quickly followed by Simon Platts 3:25:02, Morven Wallace 3:28:30 (2nd mara in 2 weeks and 4th Yorkshire mara in a row), Peter Enever 3:32:22, David Brooks 3:32:29, Neil Wallace 3:36:30(PB), Paula Bradshaw 3:42:11, Clare Barker 4:34:17, Melissa Stead 4:50:22 (3rd York mara in a row), Ben Wood 5:03:11, Paul Mortimer 5:03:21, Elaine Rushworth 5:50:14.

In addition to the Marathon Run For All also have a 10 mile race on the same day - taking advantage of the infrastructure and road closures already in place for the Marathon. It follows the Marathon route except for a huge shortcut to cut a 16 mile corner off. A fast flat course which James Clark took advantage of blasting home in 58:54. On his heels were Stephen Esgate 1:12:31, Andrew Smithurst 1:27:45, Nicola Cartwright 1:30:16, Hilary Taylor 1:32:34, Ralph McDemott 1:33:00, Kezzie Medford 1:35:35, Debra Tomlinson 1:39:46

Other races were happening this weekend, Sue Ransome finding a nice one at the Tissington Trail Half marathon. A great run from Sue (they always are!) to come home in 1:39:48 and taking the age category win.

Curly Wurly time at Haworth with the Withins Skyline. very strange things going on up at Penistone Park; for once it was quite mild, I hope the Curly Wurlys didn't melt. Running for the Pacers were Richard Allen 52:01, Rob Samuels 55:08, Garry Leedham 58:08, David Byrom 73:33 and Andrew Byrom 73:34. next up is the Stoop in December.

Sara Demaine returning from mobile signal isolation reports on the Keilder Half Marathon, held on the 2nd October. On the "Very Undulating Course" Sara ran to a 2:02:16 finish.





Week ending 2nd October 2016




Wow, what a week for races with Pacers running literally all over the county, country and abroad!



So starting with the longest distances first. Running his first marathon in 33 years at Chester Marathon was William Overton and what a great result 3:44:26, good enough to earn William a Good For Age place at VLM. 2018. William describes conditions on the day as being great for a marathon – bright, cool with very little wind. Also running was Joanne White who, en route had given up all hope of a sub 4 until at mile 25 an unknown kindly supporter in the crowd, shouted that she was still on target if she got a move on. Jo summonsed the strength after an arduous 25 miles to put a spurt on and finish in 3.59!




Overseas in Cologne, Andrew Brownell-Judd, took to the streets and completed the Cologne Marathon in 4:21:04.




Joining 22,000 other runners in a regular jaunt to the Cardiff Half Marathon were Al Chapman 1:22:14, and Mick and Mary Liversidge 2:09:54.




Hilary Taylor was the sole Pacer travelling down to the Lincoln Half Marathon, and on a crisp sunny Autumn morning was delighted with her finish time of 1:57 (provisional).




There were no less than 5 different 10k races being run by members this weekend.




Locally Tim Barton found the energy despite the arrival of a newborn to run the Bramham Park 10k. The route consisting tarmac, muddy surfaces and the “occasional gentle hill” was completed by Tim in 47:43.




Just down the road near Huddersfield Tim Ayres competed in the Kelda 10k. Tim reports “Two laps round Scammonden reservoir last Sunday for a WaterAid fundraiser. Good weather, sunny and fresh. Route on off road tracks, undulating. Time 53:25. This is an annual event run by Kelda who are Yorkshire water's property arm. It will most likely be held at a different reservoir in 2017. The organisation was very good with plenty of marshalls and bacon butties and other refreshments after the run. Recommended.”




Not to be confused with the above event Ralph McDermott took part in the Kielder 10k at Kielder Water, apparently for Pudsey Bear’s Running Club, completing it in 57:12.




Down near Doncaster at the Cusworth 10k, first home for the club was Rodney Tordoff in 53:17, 5th V70 out of 13! He was followed by Carol Parkinson, finding her form again, in 56:36 and John Woodhead 57:46.




Romping in the mud on the moors in the Rombalds Romp on Ilkley Moor on a beautiful sunny morning with stunning views were Garry Leedham 1:04:29, Brad Strutt 1:07:04, Dveirel Kovalsky G 1:14:41 and Rebecca Dickinson 1:41:47.





Week Ending 25th September 2016



Marathon Man Morven added another one to his tally this weekend at the Warsaw Marathon. 3:29:43. great run! Morven usually backs up his Marathons so no doubt he'll be at another one soon.


A few pacers had the Trots this weekend at the Sir Titus Trot race organised by Grim Up North Running. Brad and James in the 10K, James in 46.13 and 2nd with Brad getting a top 10 in 35.45. Grim Up North Running put on a selection of distances to race and Rich Allen chose the half marathon. A win in 1:30 was his reward with a well executed race taking the lead from the gun and staying there. 





25 Years of Pudsey Pacers - 1991 to 2016

Some of our activities in 2016


Club Relay - Sunday September 18th

Divided into 4 legs ranging from 3 to 5 miles in length....
Terrain is road, canal and off road.

Teams of 5 (4 runners and a driver), with any one in the club welcome to take part.

Each leg ends at a pub, with the baton being a drink (pint of beer or the like...soft drink... ).
Next runner starts once the baton has been downed.
The team all stay together for the full event.

More details (and full route) to follow .

So get ready to run / drive / drink / enjoy


Saturday 16th July 2016 - Ripon Races


A few members have shown interest in a trip to races for the club's 25th anniversary and celebrate a number of members turning 50 this year :ohmy: .

Times to be confirmed. Coach cost £10.

If you are interested and to reserve a seat please let Mick Liversidge or John Marshall have your money on club nights.

Partners welcome!

on this page as our 25th Annniversary activities will be posted here

The Pudsey Pacers 25th Anniversary Dinner Dance and Annual Awards Dinner - Saturday 16th April 2016 - 7pm till 1am

To help us celebrate the ripe old age of the Pudsey Pacers we are having a shindig at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium - Lewis Jones Suite.

We have a 3 course meal organised and a DJ will help you shake down and work some moves after the Club Awards are distributed to our well deserved members.  Formal wear.

Drinks from 7pm, meal served at 8pm followed by speaker and various awards.



.......more to follow.....


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